Register Login Scores

International

Blues Held By Spirited Saints

Chelsea threw away a two-goal lead in a 2-2 draw with lowly Southampton in the Premier League on Wednesday.

New Blues signing Demba Ba and Eden Hazard netted before the break but substitute Rickie Lambert and Jason Puncheon equalised at Stamford Bridge.

The hosts, who trail leaders Manchester United by 13 points, took the lead 26 minutes in, as ex-Newcastle United striker Ba drilled his shot into the far right corner after Cesar Azpilicueta's cross was deflected up in the air by Jos Hooiveld.

At the other end, Steven Davis side-footed the ball just past the post after being teed up by Jay Rodriguez in the 36th minute.

Chelsea veteran Frank Lampard then cracked an attempt wide before Hazard struck with a controlled volley from the edge of the box on the stroke of half-time.

The visitors, though, hit back in the 58th minute, as Lambert, on for Rodriguez, headed home Nathaniel Clyne's delivery.

Eleven minutes later Ba came close to completing a brace but the Senegal international fired over after combining superbly with Lampard.

Soon after Lampard directed his free-kick narrowly off target, with goalkeeper Artur Boruc well beaten.

Rafa Benitez's men were then knocked back in the 75th minute, when Puncheon smashed in teenager Luke Shaw's cross from the left.

Chelsea pressed for a winner in the closing stages but Nigel Adkins's side held on for a point.

nextarticle

Bayern Win Guardiola Race

25 comments

Top 5

10 Images Of The Weekend’s Nedbank Cup Action

4 Feb 24, 2020 09:15 AM in Nedbank Cup

The Highest-Paid Players In Europe Revealed

16 Feb 11, 2020 07:14 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Mosimane Explains Gripe With MDC

14 Feb 24, 2020 01:30 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Man City Could Be Relegated To League Two

50 Feb 17, 2020 06:28 PM in English Premier League

Chiefs’ Middendorp: We Couldn’t Unlock Them

69 Feb 24, 2020 11:36 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Philosophical Rhulani Stuns As He Poses Alongside R6 Million Ride

12 Feb 21, 2020 02:12 PM in Show Me The Money

Bucs Stars Dazzle In Pule’s Mashonisa

11 Feb 24, 2020 11:00 AM in Drip, Style & Swag

10 Images Of Teko’s Stunning New R3 Million Bentley

5 Feb 21, 2020 03:50 PM in Show Me The Money

What FIFA Says About The Yellow Card Saga…

173 Feb 21, 2020 02:36 PM in PSL

Does This Pirates Star Boast The Coolest Tattoos In The PSL?

3 Feb 22, 2020 09:00 AM in Drip, Style & Swag

Middendorp Feels Chiefs Deserved A Penalty

30 Feb 24, 2020 04:28 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

The 10 Richest Footballers In The World

28 Nov 24, 2019 07:17 PM in World News

PSL Confirm Date And Time For Nedbank Cup QF Draw

16 Feb 24, 2020 03:12 PM in Nedbank Cup

9 Players Who Left Barca Because Of Messi

29 Nov 03, 2019 10:21 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

3 Big PSL Contracts Being Discussed…

10 Feb 24, 2020 02:43 PM in PSL